How to transfer data from corrupt hard drive

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I used to have a fully functional HDD that I used for storage. Due to a defective motherboard, HDD is completely corrupted. Some of my data is still available so I need to transfer it over to my other HDD. What's the best way to do that?
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If you have replaced the drive but still have the old one, you can always get a slave drive enclosure. This basically turns that drive into an external drive and you can probably copy and paste your file to the new drive. You did not specify if it is a desktop or a laptop. You may even have an open drive that you could use in place of the external enclosure.

Another approach to fix it by using Windows Data Recovery

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As your Motherboard is damaged, and assuming you have replaced/purchased with new one and with proper configurations. And also there is a new HDD. If it is new and under warranty, please don't break the seal which might be back cover where the CPU case can be opened (assuming this is Desktop/PC) to insert he old HDD. If you break this, you might loose the warranty from the manufacturer. It is better to ask the vendor/service center of the same PC manufacturer (even if Laptop also) and then go for and make it as slave disk to copy the files through BIOS.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, if the old HDD is corrupted, there are few chances to recover data. There are some third party tools to recover data, but are not fully satisfied and they are not free to use.
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  • ToddN2000
    My other questions would be, how do you know there is still data to be recovered? If you can see it you should be able to copy/save it.Where and how did you see this data?
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  • ankit3302
    There are chances that you can recover your maximum possible data from corrupted HDD by using a third-party tool. But they may or may not be free. You can also transfer the data after restoring it back using the same software tool.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For third party tools etc. they are not 100% OK. It is better to check one of them and using as demo purpose and then if the job satisfies then go for buy a full version. Sometimes, Linus is better work than Windows system regarding this issue. Please link here for more help: https://www.cgsecurity.org/
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  • TheRealRaven
    I'd go first with one of the many good Linux-based tools to work with a difficult HDD. The TestDisk utility mentioned in Subhendu Sen's last post is good. One potential problem is that it might need to be installed on and run from a live USB drive or CD/DVD.

    Multiple others are available that are downloaded as live USB/CD/DVD. See, for examples, 5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux. If you'll do your own data recovery, you'll need to learn appropriate tools and methods.
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